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Articulate Storyline Two-Day Workshop in Washington, D.C., with TechChange

Do you want to learn how to build Storyline modules like the pros? This two-day workshop will help you advance your Articulate Storyline abilities and enable you to do new things you never thought possible with the software! TechChange has used Storyline to author dozens of engaging and beautiful online courses for clients including UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, Hilton Hotels, International Youth Foundation and…

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Added by TechChange on December 18, 2015 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

Ensuring Safety of Human Rights Defenders in the Digital World

Today, on Human Rights Day, we focus on the importance of digital safety for human rights defenders around the world. In an increasingly digitally connected world, it is even more crucial for human rights defenders – whether activists, journalists or aid workers, to be safe online as they fight for the rights of…

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Added by TechChange on December 10, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

TechChange Returns to Kampala

Three of our TechChange employees recently traveled 8,353 miles to Kampala, Uganda to check in on a project with Malaria Consortium! They were in Uganda to check in on one of TechChange’s biggest…

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Added by TechChange on December 1, 2015 at 4:19pm — No Comments

TechChange Cyber Monday Promotions are Here!

  • $100 off all four-week, facilitated courses with code CYBERMONDAY
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Added by TechChange on November 30, 2015 at 2:19pm — No Comments

What Could Creative Commons Mean For You

mPowering Frontline Health Workers is delighted to introduce a new video, developed with TechChange, that explains how publishing content under a Creative Commons license can maximize the reach and impact of health training materials.

This video gives more information on what Creative Commons licenses are, how they work, and why they matter. TechChange…

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Added by TechChange on November 19, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

“Rwanda is for All of Us”: Modern M&E and Traditional Community Building Come Together in Rwanda

Innocent was working with a reconciliation project that brought together widows of victims of the Rwandan Genocide with widows of perpetrators of the genocide when he questioned, How do we know we are bringing community relationships to the next level? During group discussions and interviews, he asked the women if…

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Added by TechChange on November 18, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Alumni Spotlight: Eva Erlach on Technology for Data Visualization

TechChange courses are designed for busy young professionals. In any of our courses, you will find yourself taking the course alongside international development field and headquarter staff, university professors and students, freelancers, and so many other kinds of eager learners. Today, we are excited to chat with Eva Erlach, who is a…

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Added by TechChange on November 17, 2015 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Technology for Data Visualization online certificate course (Nov. 23 - Dec. 18) $50 off for PCDN members

Are you analyzing your data efficiently and displaying them effectively? Nearly all of us are responsible for producing reports for our colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Good data visualization is essential to analyzing your data quickly and with the greatest value.

The…

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Added by TechChange on November 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The Accidental Evaluator: Learning M&E by doing in Rwanda

When asked how he was introduced to M&E, Celestin Nsengiyumva says that he “joined accidentally”. After graduating university with degrees in applied statistics and development studies, he thought he would become an accountant or statistician. Instead he was accepted for a position as an evaluator. Celestin now describes M&E…

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Added by TechChange on November 11, 2015 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Data Analytics, Delivered To You

Today, most of us can have Pad Thai, a craft cocktail, and a professional masseuse all arrive at at our doorstep with a click of a button on our phones, but the same can’t be said about data for our projects. I can’t tell you whether the thousands of schools we paid for last year were actually built and functioning! How about an on-demand service for that…

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Added by TechChange on November 10, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Reinvent the Wheel, not the Flat Tire: 5 Takeaways from #MERLTech

MERL Tech is an industry conference of sorts designed to bring together M&E practitioners, researchers, technologists, and development professionals, and this year TechChange was a co-sponsor, along with Mercy Corps and Fhi 360. Offering nearly thirty presentations, this year's MERL Tech gave participants ample opportunity to sit back and revel in…

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Added by TechChange on November 5, 2015 at 3:28pm — No Comments

South Sudan’s “Collective Journey”: How can evaluation shape policy?

When Zacharia first returned to South Sudan, he intended to stay for two weeks, but quickly became convinced his skills as a policy expert and researcher were needed to support the fledging nation. As Zacharia says, “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be older than your country, to raise it and help it grow.”

Zacharia believes data can…

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Added by TechChange on November 4, 2015 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Beyond Social Media: The Role of Data Visualization, E-Learning, and Digital Mapping in Diplomacy

Social media has become a very important diplomacy tool to engage with the public. Realizing the evolving nature of diplomacy in the 21st century, the Italian embassy in Washington, DC regularly hosts their #digitaldiplomacy series to discuss the role of technology in diplomacy and to engage with all stakeholders…

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Added by TechChange on November 4, 2015 at 12:40pm — No Comments

You’ve Collected the Data – Now What?

Data is useless unless it provides us with actionable insights into our work. In order to make sense of the data, however, we need to understand it, which is why data visualization is so important. Technology has made it easier to translate data into understandable and aesthetically pleasing visualizations, but with so many options out there, it can be hard to know where…

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Added by TechChange on November 2, 2015 at 3:20pm — No Comments

TechChange launches first-ever diploma in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

Over the past five years, we’ve been providing skills to over 6,000 alumni in more than 170 countries. During this time, we’ve been asked by both alumni and the organizations we work with: how can they get more? As a response to the crippling costs of graduate school tuition and the desire professionals have to get…

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Added by TechChange on October 29, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Why you need to learn Excel for data visualization

Over the years, TechChange has provided several professionals in the international development community with the crucial tech skills needed to make an impact in their work. Oftentimes, learning tech skills means first learning a software as basic as Microsoft Excel. We have all worked with Excel,…

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Added by TechChange on October 27, 2015 at 4:59pm — No Comments

How Devjani Entered the ICT4D Field with a TechChange Course

One of the things that sets the TechChange platform apart from other online courses is the network you are immersed in. Today, we are excited to highlight one of our alumna who took the network she built within one of our courses, into the incredible work she’s doing. Devjani joined us in our Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation course a few months ago, and her curiosity…

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Added by TechChange on October 22, 2015 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Brand New Self-paced Course: Introduction to Excel for Data Visualization

Excel offers an interface most people are familiar with, as well as a valuable set of features that can be utilized to meet a wide range of data analysis and visualization needs. In this course you will learn the nuts and bolts of how to use Excel functions and features including: INDEX MATCH, PivotTables, Slicers, and more. In addition, you will learn key data visualization principles that will help you optimize your data…

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Added by TechChange on October 6, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Online Certificate Course in Technology for Data Visualization (Nov. 23 - Dec. 18)

Are you analyzing your data efficiently and displaying them effectively? Nearly all of us are responsible for producing reports for our colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Good data visualization is essential to analyzing your data quickly and with the greatest value.

The importance of data visualization has become apparent in the current ‘era of big data’ that we live in. Effectively visualizing data can lead to…

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Added by TechChange on October 5, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

NEW COURSE! TC211: Technology for Data Collection and Survey Design

How has technology changed the way data are collected and how surveys are deployed? Regardless of the organization, agency, or company you work for, you need to understand how to collect data to maximize its value.

Data collection is the building block of M&E work. The data collected determines the value of analysis and the impact that can be measured. Digital survey tools have added new elements to survey…

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Added by TechChange on October 5, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

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